Jack Cochran

Unido: 10.abr.2019 Última actividad: 29.nov.2020

I'm a retired gas chromatographer who developed methods for analyzing environmental pollutants like PCBs, PBDEs, PAHs, chlorinated dioxins and furans, and pesticides. I researched analysis of pesticides and other contaminants in food, and applied that knowledge to pioneer analysis of medical and recreational cannabis for pesticides and cannabinoids. I worked for US EPA and the State of Illinois, and some scientific companies.

I love the outdoors and spend time exploring it as much as possible. My initial fixation was birds, but I'm easily distracted with anything plant or animal. I'm new to butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies, and just cracking the door on the mental illness of moths. I take lots of bad photographs.

I (try to) identify birds and butterflies for the iNaturalist community, which I find helpful for learning the range (appearance and geographic) for a species, but I make mistakes, which is another opportunity for me to learn.

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